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Comment & Response
November 2015

Glaucoma Surgery and Anticoagulant Therapy—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Cardiology, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Portugal
  • 2Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 3Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 4Center for Evidence-Based Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 5Portuguese Collaborating Center of the IberoAmerican Cochrane Network, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(11):1365. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.3073

In Reply We thank Dr Grzybowski for his interest in our systematic review1 and for commenting about the perioperative anticoagulant management in patients with glaucoma.

In the Discussion, we mentioned that published consensus-based guidance specifically for the management of non–vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) does not support the withdrawal of anticoagulation in patients undergoing cataract or glaucoma interventions.2

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